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7/14/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Ashley Helmstetter Gautreau was diagnosed with Her2 Positive Breast Cancer on May 9, 2017.
July 14, 2017
Denise Trahan-Gassiot Heal Ashley 1625 Tiffany Lane Mandeville, LA 70448
Dear Family, Friends and Business Partners,
Sonny and I recently became members of a club no parent wants to be part of. "Your child has cancer."
These are four words no parent ever wants to hear. Yet every day in the United States, one in eight women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer, some even under the age of 18.
On May 9th of this year, our 36-year-old daughter, Ashley, was one of them. It's impossible to be prepared for this kind of diagnosis. We are surviving by taking one day at a time.
Luckily we have a huge support network of family, friends, church and community members.
Our Ashley has two children, Braden age 15 and Keegan age 4. As on now surgery is not an option.
She has begun chemotherapy with eight rounds prior to a pending surgery since her cancer is aggressive and also in the lymph nodes.
After surgery she will face more rounds of chemo along with radiation.
While Ashley does have insurance, there are costs involved that are not covered under her current policy and her out of pocket expenses are mounting.
Unfortunately, this has put a bit of a strain on her family.
Ashley is the sole owner of Mandeville Jazzercise since 2004 and works as the office manager of Fleur DeLA Imports.
You can help HEAL ASHLEY. Your support is key in solving this problem.
Would you consider making a donation to help us achieve our mission?
Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to pay for Ashley’s Healing..
Make check payable to Denise Gassiot – Subject line Heal Ashley.
1625 Tiffany Lane, Mandeville, LA 70448.
Our family will be opening a Caring Bridge page in Ashley’s honor, selling T-Shirts and hosting some fundraising activities in the near future.
If you have any ideas we welcome your thoughts and input.